Lure of Devouring Light
By Michael Griffin
In Michael Griffin's debut collection, The Lure of Devouring Light, you will find strange and luminous tales, character-driven, emotionally resonant, and grappling with horrors both everyday and supernatural.
"In eleven weird tales gathered for this promising debut collection, characters step outside their comfortable ordinary routines and inadvertently plunge into strange worlds beyond their control or comprehension... This book is a solid outing from a rising star in horror and dark fantasy." -Publishers Weekly
"The Lure of Devouring Light is one of those rare first story collections that defines both the writer and the genre, with stories that linger long after the last page is turned. In a year already full of amazing collections... we feel this is one collection that will remain one of your favorites for years to come." -Bob Pastorella, This is Horror
"The Lure of Devouring Light is a celebration of creativity and transformation... often poignant, frequently terrifying, surreal, and brilliant. Griffin is a stellar wordsmith who approaches his work like the artistry that it is, pouring his sweat, his blood, and his self into every exacting sentence and holding the reader captive from page one to the final, soul stirring, heartrending sentence." -Shane Douglas Keene, Shotgun Logic
Michael Griffin has been heralded by critics as an author of breathtaking skill, melding the aesthetics of quiet horror, dreamlike wonder, and the strangeness inherent in the classical weird. He has released a novel, Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone, and two short fiction collections, The Lure of Devouring Light and The Human Alchemy. His stories have appeared in magazines like Apex and Black Static, and the anthologies Looming Low, Eternal Frankenstein, The Children of Old Leech and the Shirley Jackson Award winner The Grimscribe’s Puppets.